It has been a week-long speedrunning marathon, but for everyone who has taken part in Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) Online 2022, it certainly was all worth it. A total of more than $3.4 million was raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the largest donation total raised ever in a single GDQ event. This was also the fastest in the event’s history that the first $1 million of donations was received.
Kicking things off on January 9, the event started with a speedrun of Kirby Super Star Ultra, before ending on January 16 with a speedrun of I am Bread. A total of $3,416,729 was raised, but that was not all for the online-only event.
AGDQ 2022 also saw several world records being broken, with InsertLogic’s 28:35 run of Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Jaxler’s 44:18 run of Pumpkin Jack, and Shadowthepast’s 17:21 run of Webbed setting new times to beat.
With 148 runs, 28,034 donors, and 49,438 donations, 2022 is off to a good start for Games Done Quick, which has raised more than $37 million for charities around the world. Charities that have benefitted include Prevent Cancer Foundation, Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières, Direct Relief, AbleGamers, Malala Fund, and Organization for Autism Research.
Fans of such events can look forward to Frost Fatales, the all-women winter speedrunning event that follows after AGDQ 2022 from February 27 to March 5. Summer Games Done Quick 2022 will also return, with more details to be announced.